The 1999 founding of Early Alert, Inc., marked a transition from public service to private enterprise during the fourth generation of an individual family’s effort to serve and protect their community and its citizens. This tradition of public service, focused on public safety in general, and emergency management specifically, has instilled in our family an intimate familiarity with emergency management, and more importantly, the special situations and considerations which are unique to vulnerable communities, business and industries, all of which share an extreme vulnerability to the effect of natural and man-made hazards.
Early Alert, Inc., is a Florida based company, with nearly 60 support staff located throughout the country who stand ready for immediate deployment, as required in support of client needs. Core services include Situational Awareness, Emergency Management and Continuity Services. With over 110 Fortune 500 Companies and many public sector clients, we maintain an affirmative ability to scale in the moment to meet all needs of all clients, regardless of the circumstance or nature of the disruptive environment.
Our most senior executive and our most senior emergency manager can also claim this same level of multi-generational intimate familiarity, including that same concern and regard for vulnerable populations. This includes events of historical significance such as Hurricane Andrew in 1992, the Northridge Earthquake of 1994 and the COVID-19 global pandemic. Additionally, their practical experiences before, during, and after these catastrophic events, includes nearly every tropical cyclone which has affected US coastal areas in the interim, the most recent of which are Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Florence, Michael and Ida. This practical experience was earned at local, state, and federal levels of government, and business and industry response and recovery efforts, leaving no gaps in the Early Alert functional ability to perform in any environment, and in any capacity.
For more than fifty years our family has been living and working in these communities, which are prone to all hazards. There is no other way to understand and appreciate the significance of these events and their capacity to unravel our communities, other than to live that life.
Moreover, our team has extensive practical experience in planning for, responding to, and recovering from numerous disaster events of all manner and scope. Actual historical incidents include: countless tropical cyclones; severe weather events; tornados; floods; oil spill responses; biological and chemical hazardous material releases; public health emergencies; mass immigration emergencies; urban search and rescue response; commercial aviation disasters; mass casualty; transportation related incidents; large-scale hazardous material events; and terrorist acts, civilian riot, disturbance, and unrest.
We are proud to say that these highly skilled continuity, emergency, and crisis management practitioners include: Certified Emergency Managers with extensive federal, state, local and private sector experience; highly credentialed incident managers; teams of meteorologists, with decades of experience working within the highest echelons of government service; all hazard planners, analysts, program managers; all hazards instructors and master exercise practitioners; and a wide variety of subject matter experts (SMEs), located across the nation.
If you or your organization becomes threatened by or exposed to a hazard, Early Alert experts can help you maintain situational awareness and make effective decisions by developing a common operational picture (COP).
This “multi-discipline” advantage provides the flexibility to serve our clients’ needs with the best and most appropriate expertise, as required in the moment. Each tasking presents a unique set of challenges, and it is the Early Alert “Best Practices” model for effective deployment which ensures the expertise required for the job at hand is available in the most expeditious manner. Intangible. Indispensable. –
Early Alert, One Step Ahead!
Early Alert’s highly qualified team includes experienced professionals from the public, private, and military sectors who have overseen all aspects of emergency management, business continuity, preparedness planning and training, response and recovery disaster and crisis management for private sector and all levels of Government. Our all hazards “boots on the ground” experience set us apart from others.
Early Alert has delivered specialist expertise during some of the most extreme and damaging sever weather events and man-made disasters in US history, including Hurricane Andrew, which severely devastated portions of South Florida, the Hurricane Katrina causing wide-spread destruction for the Central Gulf Coast, the destructive EF-5 tornado that nearly wiped out the City of Joplin, Missouri, to the terrorist attacks on World Trade Center and Pentagon and Boston Marathon.
Early Alert has gathered together some of the most recognized authorities in Emergency Management, former FEMA Area 4 Director John Copenhaver and Billy Wagner, one of the original founders of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hurricane Liaison Team (HLT). Our Proven methods and actions testify to the competences we uphold and deliver.